The C-Side OFFICIAL Press Release


The C-Side set to capture camaraderie in Columbus music scene through video series and vinyl album release

Dublin, Ohio (December 8, 2018) — Five GROOVE U students are set to release a music-based project called The C-Side. Through The C-Side, the students hope to capture the camaraderie and sense of community within the Columbus music scene. The project will launch through a weekly video series on YouTube starting on January 10th, 2019.

The C-Side’s video series will feature in-studio performances from bands native to Columbus. Each performer will be covering another local performers’ song in their own unique style. The series will kick off with a cover of Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons’ song “Hurricane” performed by Zoo Trippin’. The episodes and song covers will be recorded in GROOVE U’s multimillion-dollar recording studio. Each episode will also feature a brief interview of each band. Once the series concludes, all covered songs will be made into a vinyl album that will go on sale April 27th.

The C-Side and all of its tasks and responsibilities are run by GROOVE U students. You can watch the series every Thursday starting January 10th on the GROOVE U student YouTube channel. 

Click here to watch The C-Side

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Meet the D2D lineup & two more Special Guests!

As we're  inching closer to April 29th, 2017 the excitement continues to grow.  Mixes are starting to come together, we're at the tail end of tracking the remainder bands, and we couldn't be more proud with all that our team has accomplished during this long challenging project.  Since day one we have been putting all we have into this project and it is really starting to show!  We are just a few short weeks away from the event and we want to remind you guys to get your tickets now!   

Announcing D2D 2017 Lineup!

Demo Session #1 - 12:00pm                                    

Demo Session #2 - 3:00pm                                                        

Demo Session #2 - 3:00pm                    

Doors for Live Show - 6:00pm

Kenzie Johnston - 6-30pm

Ever Burning Bright - 7:30pm

The Comos - 8:30pm

Zoo Trippin' - 9:30pm

Meet two more Special Guests!


Kyle Merkley - Director of Music and Technology at Arpix Media

Kyle Merkley - Director of Music and Technology at Arpix Media

We are fortunate enough to be able to have Mr. Kyle Merkley share his knowledge of the music industry at our demo sessions.  Kyle is the music supervisor for Arpix Media, which is a music supervision, licensing & related services to the entertainment industry.  Kyle also coordinates everyone's needs from creative, music editing and delivery, to also anything that has to do with the internet.  We are very honored to have Kyle share his vast knowledge on the industry, as well as making the trip down from Toronto, Canada!


Bill Patterson - Owner/Composer at Wet Sounds Music

Wet Sounds Music owner, Bill Patterson, will be joining the list of special guest at our event!

Former Associate Producer at CIRCA MUSIC, having spent most of his time composing music and providing audio post-production to many national advertisers.  Patterson also has sold, associate-produced, and written music for national broadcast campaigns.  Impressively, Bill has negotiated licensing rights with artists such as James Brown, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers just to name a few!  We are incredibly excited to hear what Bill Patterson has to bring to the table at Dusk2Dawn!

We want to thank each and every one of our special guests!  We are so honored to be blessed with such professionals that are willing to participate in our project that we have been working on for a few months now.  It has been a long trip and we're near the finish line, but don't forget we still have two more special guests to announce!  STAY TUNED!



#Dusk2Dawn #MusicThatWorks

Announcing WCBE 90.5 as our beneficiary!

We are extremely grateful for WCBE 90.5 for being our beneficiary.  All proceeds made during the Dusk2Dawn event will go to supports WCBE 90.5!

Our event lineup:

Zoo Trippin' - 9:30PM

The Comos - 8:30PM

Ever Burning Bright - 7:30PM

Kenzie Johnston - 6:30PM

Tickets are only $10 and can be found here. You don't want to miss such an incredible event.  We are extremely proud to be part of this special project!  See you on April 29th, 2017!

#musicthatworks #Dusk2Dawn

Announcing 2 of our Special Guests!

We are proud to announce some of our special guests that will be joining us for the Dusk2Dawn event!  We reached out to certain industry professionals that we felt could really make this event extremely beneficial to not only us, but the event-goers as well.  We are excited to announce 2/6 of the industry professional panelists! 


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Mark Abrams (Vaughan Music Studios)

Mark Abrams has over thirteen years of experience as an Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Music Composer, and Programmer in the fields of Music Production, Film and Broadcast Post Production,  and Interactive Media environments.  He has studied at The Ohio State University as well as The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.  Mark's specialties include Music Mixing, Mastering, Music Composition,  Production, Design, Mix to Picture, etc.  He has built an amazing reputation in the greater Columbus area and is a well respected engineer in this industry.  We are so grateful and pleased to welcome Mark to our event on April 29th, 2017!


Jerry DePizzo (O.A.R.)

Jerry DePizzo is known as one of the members of O.A.R.  They have had the pleasure of touring the world as well as successfully reaching #36 on the BillBoard charts for their tune "Shattered".  Jerry attended The Ohio State University where he met O.A.R. and joined their group playing saxophone, rhythm guitar, and singing backup vocals.  He's experienced everything with the band when it comes to writing, publishing, contracts, touring, recording, legal situations, etc.  He has seen all the in's and out's of this industry and has a lot of important valuable advice that you can hear about on April 29th, 2017!  We are absolutely honored to be able to bring Jerry on to our special guest panel.  We are looking forward to the impact he leaves on this event!

We just want to give a huge thank you to these two individuals for agreeing to be a part of Dusk2Dawn and sharing their expertise when it comes to the music industry!  

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of you at our event on April 29th, 2017!

#musicthatworks #Dusk2Dawn 


The Comos complete their EP!

On Monday March 6th 2017, we completed tracking the EP for The Comos.    In one 12 hour long session (8AM-8PM) we were able to successfully complete five full songs!  We were able to bounce ideas around, capture a vibe for the record, and really connect on a professional level in order to successfully complete this EP together.  "Catch" and "Adams Ave" performed at Groove U's Instaband final, are among the list of tunes we recorded for this EP!

One interesting thing we would like to share about our session with The Comos is the fact that these guys are multi-instrumentalists as well!  Singer/Guitarist, Stan, hopped on drums for a couple songs while Patrick went from bass to the guitar, and keyboardist Seth hopped on the bass.  It was cool to see that the chemistry was all there no matter who was playing what instrument.  It really showed these guys are young talented musicians.  Each one of them have their own style that they bring to the table, and the best part is they all write too! 

Be on the lookout for when these EP's will be dropping, and be sure to follow The Comos  on all social media for news and updates!  Also, don't forget to follow Elementary Records on all social media for more news, blogs, updates, photos, announcements, etc.!  

#TheComos #ElementaryRecords #Dusk2Dawn


Impressive List of Bands Confirmed for D2D!

We would like to share with you a few more bands we are excited to work with!  Be sure to check out Elementary Record's social media accounts for more news, updates, pictures, and videos throughout the duration of this project! 

Announcing more D2D bands...

Dom Deshawn -  A Hip/Hop artist right here from Columbus, OH.  He uses his influences of Slum Village, Nas, and Phonte to set a foundation of quality he wants to achieve.  Check him out!

Maelstrom MagnetShe is a finalist for the Ohio Solo Artist Awards!  "I make music about mental health and life experience", said Kierstyn Amber-Lynd (a.k.a Maelstrom Magnet).  Be sure to check out this Singer/Songwriter! 

The Comos - These guys are from Clintonville, OH.  They bring an upbeat Rock and Roll style to our studio.  The Comos also made it to the finals in Groove U's high school battle of the bands competition.  

Causeways  Pop Punk band from Columbus rocks our studio in early April! They also have an upcoming show at Skully's Music Diner in March!  

MatchThis modern rock trio  from Columbus says they are "an eclectic blend of meditations, manifestations, and muses, lovingly listened to, added to, edited, and bloomed... Alternative/Amorphous/Heavy leanings".  We can't wait to see what Match will bring to our studio! 


Be sure to click on the names of each of these bands and check them out!  We are proud to be working with such talented musicians.  Stay tuned for more band announcements...  

#musicthatworks #Dusk2Dawn


Dusk 2 Dawn Bands: A Closer Look

We want to be able to give you a chance to take a look at some of the artists we will be having in our studio for Dusk 2 Dawn. 

Zoo Trippin  -  These guys were founded in 2014 right here in Columbus, Ohio.  The group stays true to their Blues/Rock roots, but have recently gone a new direction by adding more of a funk/alternative element.  

Deceptive Weather -  This band brings its Rock and Alternative Roots to our studio.  Click the link to their FaceBook page and check them out! 

Austin Finley Originally from Newark, Ohio, Singer/Songwriter Austin Finley adds a bit of folk and pop to the Dusk 2 Dawn project!

Paul Baker and Friends -   Jazz, Jazz, and more Jazz!  Paul Baker, a Jazz bassist will be in our studio! 

Again, these are just a FEW of the bands that have already registered for Dusk 2 Dawn!  We are looking forward to working with these artists/bands in the next coming weeks.  Be sure to check these groups out!   

We also want to take this time to thank all of those who have spread the word about our project.  And special thanks to all of those who have registered!